Dayna Lazarus 727-310-1510 Technical Advisor
Dayna Lazarus is a Technical Advisor for the Florida Housing Coalition. Dayna has over a decade of experience in community organizing and a Master's in Urban and Regional Planning from USF. At USF, she won several professional and academic fellowships and scholarships, earned graduate certificates in Sustainable Transportation and Community Development, and produced a thesis on achieving transportation equity through the urban planning process. Soon after, she had the opportunity to build on her thesis work and co-produce a first-of-its-kind Nondiscrimination and Equity Plan for a Florida TPO. She designed an innovative public engagement approach to oversample underserved communities, an approach that has been highly-regarded by national equity-planning experts. She believes in centering those who are most impacted by policy decisions in decision-making processes, and has dedicated her career to pushing for social equity through housing affordability, transportation equity and climate resiliency.